40 Octaves Below - Dead to Rights
Released off label 2022
This review was commissioned through Ko-fi. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint.
We’re closing in on the finale of 40 Octaves Below’s string of single releases as his full-length album slowly closes in on release date. Nonetheless, the delicious hor d'oeuvres that he’s been bringing out have left our mouths watering and drooling for more. His next, releasing later in the month titled “Dead to Rights”, is a rough and noisy EBM track. Not exactly a dancefloor killer; a mammoth of a disturbing beat driven countdown to a cataclysmic event.
ESA is the first remixer to be featured on this EP, and he kills it like normal. Inputting a good measure of glitchy goodness and thumping techno basslines, he instantly turns the brutality of the track around into a club ready bullet train. Anthony (H) gives out a glitchy remix of the track. Reminding bits and pieces of the combat music from Cyberpunk 2077 yet more structured and atmospheric. A blast of dystopian beats in a dystopian world. Branntshatz gives an atmospheric, dark electro spin to the track. Taking away the rough edge and replacing it with smooth sailing synths; like a voyage into a digital realm. The final remix comes way of HXNGING_RXVEN. For those who love their BASS more than they love their bass.
Perhaps the best single thus far with a solid remix section. Still looking forward to the whole album and how it’ll sound as a cohesive piece, nonetheless. Seven-and-a-half out of ten.
Oct 09 2022
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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